Set on a hilltop just 25 minutes from the beautiful beaches of Costa Brava, and with Barcelona accessible in just over an hour, Villa CP is perfectly and peacefully positioned for you to enjoy Catalonia in all its mountainous glory.
Originally a traditional farmhouse, Villa CP has been stunningly rebuilt by a renowned Barcelona-based architect, transforming the space into a stylish and sustainable holiday home for groups of up to ten people - a wonderful opportunity to reconnect with some of your favourite people in spacious seclusion.
The main farmhouse sleeps eight people in four double bedrooms, while the separate annex sleeps two and is ideal for a couple, complete with private bathroom and a kitchen that overlooks 60 acres of lush forest land.
No ordinary Spanish villa, you'll notice the quality of your surroundings from the moment you arrive, with supreme attention to detail that blends tradition with contemporary styling throughout. Décor is soft-toned and muted, allowing plenty of scope for you to admire the vibrant textiles and classic pieces of furniture.
Expertly designed to be naturally cool in summer and warm in winter, the walls are covered with natural clay, and with cooled floors perfectly tempering hot summer afternoons, a better setting for relaxation simply can't be imagined!
Marvel at the spectacular kitchen, with its huge island and cutting-edge equipment (indeed, budding chefs may not leave this room all holiday long!) Exquisite Bisazza tiles adorn the bathrooms, while the beds have been designed with comfort in mind, from the two-metre Emperor-sized bed in the master suite, to the sensuous Japanese futon mattress discovered in the annex.
Outside is another world of beauty, with flourishing Mediterranean gardens ideal for fruit and vegetable foraging, a chlorine-free, plant-filtered fresh water infinity pool and miles of open space just begging to be indulged!
Enjoy sizzling al-fresco suppers in the shaded barbecue area as the kids use up their energy on the giant trampoline, challenge your loved ones to a table tennis or foosball match, or simply choose a favourite tree spot and take a well-earned siesta in a hammock. On rare rainy days, games and DVDs are provided, meaning you'll never get the chance to be bored.
If you decide to head out, you'll soon discover plenty more ways to spend your days. You'll need a car to explore the area fully, though mountain bikes are available to rent, and there are many forest paths to hike through in the surrounding forest.
Of course, no trip to Spain is complete without at least one day spent at the beach, and Costa Brava's best are discovered just 25 minutes away.
Fans of ‘Game of Thrones' will immediately recognise the scenery at nearby Girona, a medieval city thriving with shops, cafes and terraces...and an old quarter complete with cathedral, used for filming some of the iconic TV series.
Culture-steeped Barcelona is also within easy reach, and the Pyrenees are an hour away by car...with plenty of pretty villages to explore along your way. And as if all that wasn't quite enough, Villa CP's friendly owner has created a Google map of the very best restaurants to try in the region, just in case you feel like taking a break from your opulent kitchen!
With so much to enthral your senses here, you won't regret rounding up your favourite people for a Spanish villa holiday...with a major upgrade.
Things to note
No pets permitted, no smoking, no parties or events. Check in time is 5-7pm, check out is 10am. As the swimming pool is not enclosed, children should be supervised at all times. Minimum booking 5 nights (7 nights June-September).
Tried and tested
"Villa CP is a truly wonderful house and the views are exceptional. The house is cool and spacious. The kitchen is well designed and fabulously easy to use. What could be better than foraging in the garden for tomatoes, figs, lemons and melons. A special thank you for that Guy - we really did love those figs! The natural swimming pool is lovely and there were often little frogs basking around its perimeter. We had four 18-20 year old boys who all totally loved the house. They enjoyed playing table tennis, swimming, marathaon monopoly sessions, and lots of eating and sleeping! They also enjoyed trips to the nearby water park, Girona (location of Game of Thrones Season 6!) and a night out in Barcelona. There are some great beaches nearby and pretty villages. So plenty to do if you want to explore the area. A dream house. We can't wait to go back."
"No better way to unwind than to spend a week in this idyllic spot. The house is extremely well equipped and the owners are generous in their approach to their guests with plentiful kitchen equipment, games for the kids etc. The property manager Monica is extremely helpful and charming - nothing was too much trouble. We had a splendid time."
"We went with the whole family to spend a few days in November. My 65-year-old parents, my 35-year-old sister, my brother-in-law and I agreed that it was one of the most spectacular family weekends we have ever had. A privileged environment where time stops and nobody wants to leave. The house is spectacular, the design is taken care of down to the smallest detail and its owners make everything ready for the guests. Not missing anything, everything is worthy of a 5 star hotel. And when night falls, that sky so full of stars over the immensity of the natural park overwhelms you. An ideal place to contact nature, breathe and enjoy a few days as a family. We will be back!"
Region: Girona, Catalonia
Cost (from): £2790 (1 week)
Sleeps: 8 (+2)
Bedrooms: 4 (+1)
Bathrooms: 3 (+1)
Minimum stay: 5 nights
Property ref: 778
FacilitiesSleeps up to 8 in main house, 4 bedrooms, king bed, 2 queen beds, 2 single beds, 3 bathrooms, shower, air conditioning, fireplace, underfloor heating, open kitchen, grill, microwave, oven, dishwasher, fridge, spices, toaster, water purifier, utensils, coffee machine, dining table & chairs, lounge, computer, TV, DVD player, WiFi, stereo system, piano, laundry, iron & board, washing machine, private balcony & terrace, swimming pool, outdoor table & chairs, table football, table tennis, BBQ, deckchairs, bikes, garden. A separate annex house sleeps 2 with private bathroom, kitchen and studio.
Beaches, cycling, walking, hiking, Game of Thrones location spotting, market towns, jogging, yoga.
At a glance
- A traditional Catalan hilltop farmhouse with mountain views, transformed by a renowned architect into a stylish and sustainable villa with natural swimming pool.
- Sleeping up to 10 people, with partial disabled access and set 25 minutes from the beaches of Costa Brava, this is an ideal setting for relaxed, private family or group breaks.
- Fly to Barcelona, and hire a car for the 75 minute drive to the villa. A car is recommended for exploring the local area.
- Your stay includes private use of the plant-filtered natural infinity pool, with a barbecue, games, free WiFi and DVDs also provided.
- There are 60 acres of private forest land to explore, complete with hiking and cycling trails (mountain bikes can be hired).
- The medieval city of Girona is 20 minutes by car, with plenty of villages and beaches to explore nearby.